Lesson Plan Title : Torn Paper Christmas Scene

Age Range: Grade 6 through grade 8 (Middle School)

Overview and Purpose: Students use torn paper to create a Christmas scene. The rough edges and vague details create a unique and interesting picture.

Objective: The student will be able to tear paper and use it to create a Christmas scene.


Various colors and styles of fibrous papers

Blank paper



Students are only allowed to tear paper to create their pictures. They cannot use scissors or pre-cut shapes. Every side of the paper must be torn. Students use the paper to create a Christmas scene. Encourage them to use layering techniques to create the effects they want.

Wrap Up:

Students could also add 3D objects to their pictures. Buttons or natural items like twigs might fit very nicely with their scenes.